Minister: OK to tax the Danish Google revenue in Ireland
Taxation minister Troels Lund Poulsen, can not and will not prevent Google billing Danish advertisers through its Irish subsidiary, allegedly to avoid tax in Denmark.
The U.S. search giant Google has recently been accused of evading tax payments in Denmark.
Treasury minister Troels Lund Poulsen (V), cleared this out by saying that multinational corporations can decide where in the world they want to build and operate.
The announcement comes in the context of a request by the IT spokesman Per Clausen, who had asked Taxation ministry :
“Will the minister prevent Google from selling ads for Danish companies using Ireland to avoid paying tax in Denmark?”
To which Troels Lund Poulsen Easy answered : ‘No.’
He explains, however, with the above arguments about the freedom to decide where to operate, and then he added that the Government has placed great emphasis on that multinational corporations pay the tax when they must – neither more nor less.
Therefore, the government has made an action plan to ensure that this happens.